The Riverdale actress and humanitarian, 45, created a foundation to help put an end to modern-day slavery
Human trafficking is alive and well in America. I started learning about it while volunteering with human rights groups. One young woman was 19 when she was approached at the mall and asked to join a modeling agency. She was given a fake business card and interviewed at a restaurant. After she sensed the situation was off, she went to her car and a van was waiting there to kidnap her. She was trafficked for nine months throughout the U.S. I started the Foundation for a Slavery Free World in 2015 to help spread awareness. All donations are used for educational events, rescue missions and care packages for victims. I’ve been able to partner with law enforcement to go on undercover operations to lure pedophiles out of hiding. Volunteer with rescue organizations and become aware of the signs of someone who may be involved in trafficking. Report anything suspicious you see. It only takes one call to make a difference.
Right: Nichols speaks at the Youth for Human Rights Summit in 2017.